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Pell Grant

The Federal Pell program provides assistance in the form of a grant to undergraduate students.

Pell eligibility is determined by the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) calculated from the information provided on the FAFSA. The 2015-2016 maximum award is $5,775 for full-time enrollment for two semesters.

The amount of Pell award will depend on the student's EFC, enrollment status and percentage of Lifetime Eligibility Used (LEU). Students are limited to 12 full-time semesters (600%) of Pell grant eligibility during their lifetime. This affects all students regardless of when or where they received their first Pell grant.

Students may not receive Pell Grant funds from more than one school at a time.

Effective with the 2011-2012 award year, students will no longer be eligible to receive more than one schedule Pell Grant Award within an award year.

Summer 2015 Pell

Students who attend less than full-time in the summer and receive a less than full-time summer Pell Grant will see a reduced spring Pell award. Students who attend full time in the summer and receive a full-time summer Pell award will not be eligible for a spring Pell award.

Example A: Annual Schedule Pell Award is $5,775. Student attends half-time summer, full-time fall and spring.
Enrollment Status: half-time summer full-time fall full-time spring
Pell Award $1,444 $2,888 $1,443

Example B: Annual Schedule Pell Award is $5,775. Student attends full-time summer, fall and spring.
Enrollment Status: full-time summer full-time fall full-time spring
Pell Award $2,888 $2,887 $0


If you drop credits at anytime during the summer, the Pell grant may be either reduced or cancelled.